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Descendants of Robert LINCOLN

13. Generation

558. Mary "Mamie" Todd LINCOLN (Robert Todd , Abraham (President) , Thomas , Abraham , Virginia John , Mordecai , Mordecai , Samuel Cornet "Weaver" , Edward , Richard , Robert , Robert ) was born on 15 Oct 1869 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., Ill. She died on 21 Nov 1938 in New York City, Ny.

Mary married Charles Bradford ISHAM, son of William ISHAM and Julia BURHANS, in 1891 in London, England. Charles was born on 20 Jul 1853 in New York City, Ny. He died on 8 Jun 1919 in New York City, Ny.

SOURCE: (1) Jerry Sanders, Indiana Historical Society Meeting,
Indianapolis, Indiana November 2, 1991

Banking heir, married at the Gothic, ivy-covered Church of the Holy Trinity, in Brompton Parish, near London.

He was Robert Todd Lincoln's secretary and a distant cousin of Robert Lincoln's law partner, Edward S. Isham. (Lincoln's Sons, p. 307)

Described as "a ripe scholar," at the time of their marriage he was "librarian of the New-York Historical Society." (p. 141, Lincoln Family Album)

After marrying, he "returned to New York City where he established a law practice." (footnote: Randall, "Lincoln's Sons") (p. 417, "Jessie Harlan Lincoln in Iowa," by Dr. Louis A. Haselmayer, Annals of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, Fall 1968)

N.Y. Tribune, 10/23/38: "the late Charles Isham, a member of an old New York family, who died about twenty years ago."

Charles and Mary had the following children:

  588 M i Lincoln ISHAM was born on 8 Jun 1892 in New York City, Ny. He died on 1 Sep 1971 in Dorset, Vermont.
        Lincoln married Leahalma CORREA on 30 Aug 1919. Leahalma was born about 1892 in New York City, Ny.

560. Jessie Harlan LINCOLN (Robert Todd , Abraham (President) , Thomas , Abraham , Virginia John , Mordecai , Mordecai , Samuel Cornet "Weaver" , Edward , Richard , Robert , Robert ) was born on 6 Nov 1875 in Chicago, Cook Co., Ill. She died on 6 Jan 1948 in Rutland, Vermont.

After Jack Lincoln's death in England in 1890, the Lincolns decided three years later to return to America. "...at all events, they, with at least one of the daughters [namely, Jessie], returned to this country at the end of the year [1893?] and went to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where Mrs. Robert Lincoln's father was still living. (Lincoln's Sons, p. 309)

"Mary (Mamie), Jack, and Jessie Lincoln were bright, natural, unpretentious children well liked by the people of the town." (Lincoln's Sons, p. 305)

"Mary and Jessie Lincoln were piano students in the summer session of Iowa Wesleyan in 1886, and Mary became a member of the Mount Pleasant Chapter A of the P.E.O. Sisterhood on Sept. 17, 1884 (one month before her 15th birthday); Jessie was initiated into the same organization on Dec. 31, 1895 (almost two months after her 20th birthday). ["History of P.E.O. in Iowa (State P.E.O. Chapter, 1952), 194; Mary Lincoln was Roll No. 225; Jessie Lincoln was Roll No. 361.] (p. 416, "Jessie Harlan Lincoln in Iowa," by Dr. Louis A. Haselmayer, Annals of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, Fall 1968)

"The 'Chicago Tribune', on the same page where it had a long article on his election to this presidency, carried an account of his daughter Jessie's elopement with an attractive young athlete, Warren Beckwith, a member of the football team at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It was a marriage which Robert and his wife had bitterly opposed, and they had thought the attachment broken off. On November 10, 1897 (this was the day before his election), word of the elopement had come to them at their home, and dumbfounded they had hurried to Jessie's room, only to find her gone. She had been married several hours before." (Lincoln's Sons, p. 333)

Letters that Robert Lincoln wrote to his Aunt Emilie Todd Helm and her daughter Katherine "reveal Robert the father anxious about 'our girl Jessie,' who was approaching her second confinement [during pregnancy]: 'She had such a bad time before. . . .' (Lincoln's Sons, p. 330)

"a society belle" in college

In an article titled "Grid Player, Sweetheart Elope":
Jason Randall was born & raised in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. A boyhood friend of his, F. M. Lafforge, wrote a letter on March 12, 1957 which is quoted by the unnamed author of this article: "In 1940 and many years thereafter I made a trip to the West Coast. I found Warren living in La Jolla, and I often stopped to visit him. On one visit (1948) Warren explained that he and Jessie had separated in 1907, or 10 years after their marriage. This subject was brought up by the news that Jessie had just died in Manchester, Vt., on the old Robert Lincoln summer homestead. In the conversation, it developed that, due to ill-health, Jessie Lincoln in her later years had grown to a weight of 400 pounds before her death."

In an undated article (circa 1940 - between Nov 6, 1939 & June 8, 1940) titled "Finds Traits of Lincoln in Scions," published in a Cleveland (state ?) newspaper, her address is given as 2908 North Street, Washington.

Jessie married (1) Warren Wallace BECKWITH on 10 Nov 1897. The marriage ended in divorce. Warren was born about 1875 in Iowa. He died after 1948.


Beckwith, Warren
Age: 45
Year:1920
Birthplace: Iowa
Roll:T625_130
Race: White
Page:5A
State: California
ED:238
County: San Diego
Image:686
Township: Coronado


He was a member of the football team at Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
From "Lincoln's Granddaughter Eloped To Milwaukee" by Lester W. Olson:
"The Milwaukee Journal reporter said of Warren: 'Young Beckwith was a harum-scarum young fellow devoted to athletics, belonging to the local college football and basketball teams, a good horseman, bicyclist, boxer and shot, but with a decided aversion to educational matters and the confining requirements of a business career.' He added, however, that Beckwith had no particularly bad habits and was just such a fellow as would attract the attention of a romantically inclined girl."
He was "one of her schoolmates at Iowa Wesleyan College." "star right half-back on football team." Great nephew of General Lew Wallace.
Inherited a large fortune from his father when he died in 1905. He moved to La Jolla, CA in 1938. In an interview with the "Chicago Tribune" on March 20, 1953 he is described as a slim, gray haired man living in a delightful, flower-girded home above the Pacific surf. He had been an active hunter and golfer until a heart ailment curtailed his activity.
In an article titled "Grid Player, Sweetheart Elope":
Jason Randall was born & raised in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. A boyhood friend of his, F. M. Lafforge, wrote a letter on March 12, 1957 which is quoted by the unnamed author of this article: "In 1940 and many years thereafter I made a trip to the West Coast. I found Warren living in La Jolla, and I often stopped to visit him. On one visit (1948) Warren explained that he and Jessie had separated in 1907, or 10 years after their marriage. This subject was brought up by the news that Jessie had just died in Manchester, Vt., on the old Robert Lincoln summer homestead. In the conversation, it developed that, due to ill-health, Jessie Lincoln in her later years had grown to a weight of 400 pounds before her death."

Warren and Jessie had the following children:

  589 F i Mary "Peggy" Lincoln BECKWITH was born on 2 Aug 1898 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She died on 10 Jul 1975 in Rutland Hospital, 160 Allen St, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont - 2:15am.

"Mr. Mearns says in his introduction to 'The Lincoln Papers': '. . . it seems certain that Robert Lincoln did actually destroy some Lincoln letters, for the family tells how his granddaughter, Mary Lincoln Beckwith, once watched him as he threw some on the grate.' (Lincoln's Sons, p. 322). She and her brother were "practically raised at Hildene." (p. 287, Robert Todd Lincoln: A Man In His Own Right)
He [Robert Todd Lincoln] wrote [to his Aunt Emilie Todd Helm & her daughter Katherine] appealingly of his granddaughter Mary with her hair 'flying in the sun,' calling her by her nickname 'Peggy' and adding fondly, 'she is a great pet whatever she does.' (Lincoln's Sons, p. 330-331)
From The New Yorker, "Last of the Lincolns," by Michael R. Beschloss, Feb. 28, 1994: "Peggy Beckwith grew up in Washington, D.C., and became a squat, fair-haired, blue-eyed chain smoker who golfed and dabbled in oil painting and sculpture."
Dallas Morning News obituary, 7/12/1975 gives her name as "Miss Mary Todd Lincoln Beckwith". She requested in her will that her ashes be spread over her estate. At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
+ 590 M ii Robert "Bud" Todd Lincoln BECKWITH
  591 F iii Stillborn BECKWITH

Jessie also married (2) Frank JOHNSON.

Jessie also married (3) Robert J. RANDOLPH.

569. Cynthia Hester STALCUP (Hannah DENTON , Elizabeth LINCOLN , Josiah , Abraham , Virginia John , Mordecai , Mordecai , Samuel Cornet "Weaver" , Edward , Richard , Robert , Robert ) was born on 5 Jan 1880 in Greene Co., Indiana. She died on 31 Mar 1968 in Fallbrook, Calif.

Cynthia married (1) Jacob/Dowden John Horatio JACKSON on 8 Mar 1907 in Greene Co., Indiana. Jacob/Dowden was born on 3 Sep 1868 in Greene Co., Indiana.

Cynthia also married (2) Ezra AX, son of Samuel AX and Elizabeth JACKSON. Ezra was born on 22 Aug 1872 in Greene Co., Indiana. He died on 12 Oct 1908 in Greene Co., Indiana.

They had the following children:

  592 F i Ruth AX was born on 7 Dec 1898 in Greene Co., Indiana. She died on 4 Feb 1953 in San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
        Ruth married Delisle Castillo VOORHEES.

575. Ernest Benjamin HARRISON (Ernest Wyant HARRISON , Benjamin HARRISON , Henry HARRISON , Hannah LINCOLN , Virginia John , Mordecai , Mordecai , Samuel Cornet "Weaver" , Edward , Richard , Robert , Robert ) was born on 19 Jan 1887 in Anamosa, Jones, Ia. He died on 22 Dec 1944 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca.

Harrison, Ernest B
Age: 32
Year:
1920
Birthplace: Iowa
Roll:
T625_322
Race: White
Page:
5A
State: Illinois
ED:
786
County: Cook
Image:
0899
Township: Chicago

Ernest married Pauline Anna BASNER, daughter of John BASNER and Anna CHOINSKI, on 18 Aug 1916 in Chicago, Cook, Il. Pauline was born on 1 Nov 1892 in Chicago, Cook, Il. She died in Oct 1992 in Des Plaines, Cook, Il.

They had the following children:

+ 593 M i Benjamin Andrew HARRISON

584. Leonard William LITCHFIELD (Betsy Cushing LITCHFIELD , Barnard LITCHFIELD , Elijah LITCHFIELD , Sarah WHITCOMB , Sarah TOWER , Sarah LINCOLN , Mordecai , Samuel Cornet "Weaver" , Edward , Richard , Robert , Robert ) was born on 4 Nov 1848.

Leonard married Mary M. HANLEN. Mary was born on 25 Dec 1853 in Glouchester, Mass.

They had the following children:

  594 M i Williard LITCHFIELD was born on 26 Jun 1870.
  595 F ii Sarah Olive LITCHFIELD was born on 16 Aug 1875.

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